National Quality Assurance, USA Recommends New England Biolabs, Inc. for ISO 14001 Certification

Ipswich, MA, (June 23, 2009) – New England Biolabs, a leading manufacturer of molecular biology reagents has been approved for ISO 14001 certification by National Quality Assurance, USA.

ISO14001:2004 is an internationally recognized standard that emphasizes the continuous improvement of an environmental management system (EMS). The standard specifies requirements for an environmental management system that enable an organization to develop and implement a policy that meets legal requirements and manages environmental impact. Organizations that have been registered to ISO 14001:2004 show they are committed to reducing the effect of their business operations on the environment.

"This is an important milestone for NEB," said James Ellard, CEO of New England Biolabs. "One of the founding principles of NEB is a commitment to promoting sound ecological practices and environmental sustainability. These efforts are further validated by achieving ISO certification.”

New England Biolabs received its ISO 14001 registration from National Quality Assurance, USA (NQA, USA), an accredited registrar that performs assessments of management systems against requirements of national and international standards for quality.

Larry Tibert, the EH&S Business Manager for NQA stated, “NQA was pleased to have been selected as the registrar New England Biolabs chose to certify their environmental management system. NQA is honored to have New England Biolabs join the family of NQA registered EMS clients and looks forward to ensuring that New England Biolabs’ environmental management system flourishes through ongoing surveillance activities.”

More information about NEB’s environmental philosophy can be found on our website,

About New England Biolabs

New England Biolabs leads the industry in the discovery and production of enzymes for life science applications. Established in the mid-1970's, New England Biolabs now offers the largest selection of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research and continues to expand its product offerings into areas related to PCR, gene expression, cellular analysis, markers and ladders, competent cells and RNA analysis. New England Biolabs is a privately held company headquartered in Ipswich, MA and has extensive worldwide distribution through a network of exclusive distributors, agents and five subsidiaries located in Canada, China, Germany, Japan and the UK.

About NQA, USA

NQA is a leading global independently accredited certification body (registrar), providing assessments (audits) of organizations to various Management System Standards since 1988. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, NQA, USA was established in 1992 as a joint venture between National Quality Assurance (NQA), Limited (headquartered in London, England) and National Technical Systems, Inc. (located in Calabasas CA, NASDQ: NTSC).

Additional information on NQA, USA is available at or contact the Business Development Department at 800-649-5289; fax 978-263-0785; e-mail

Click here to view NEB ISO 14001 Certificate.

For a copy of NEB’s ISO 14001 Environmental Policy, please email


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